My dear husband coached his first basketball game today. Our fourth grade boys (and my oldest daughter) pulled off a 34-15 win!
We managed to pull together a team in less than a week. We needed 8 players on the roster, but only had 7. My oldest two happen to be twins (boy/girl). Layla (the girl twin) didn't want her brother to be disappointed in not being able to play b-ball this season, so she volunteered to have her name on the roster. We also could twist anyone else's arm to coach. So, hubby took the job.
I was nervous, as only four of the boys have played together before. We were also short 3 players for todays game (other sport commitments). Thankfully a couple of kids from one of our schools other bball team wanted to play with us today. I was quite impressed with how our team played. Even Layla made a few plays. She has alot to learn, but hey...I can't imagine how intimidating it must be the only girl on a boy's team.
It was just the confidence booster they needed. Here's hoping we have a strong, positive season!